Landmark and Leadstart Publishing host the launch of the book â€˜Broken Heartsâ€™, Shrenik Muthaâ€™s debut novel.
Online PR News – 01-June-2011 – – Pune, 2nd June 2011: Landmark and Leadstart Publishing host the launch of the book â€˜Broken Heartsâ€™, Shrenik Muthaâ€™s debut novel. Novel to be released by the hands of eminent Author Randhir Khare
About The Book:
Do love stories ever come to an end? Do break-ups and hook-ups in life change people? And even if people change, do their hearts, feelings and emotions accompany them in this change? The beauty of our life lies in the small things which are connected and make relationships important in our life. This book is a journey which starts from our desires and ends at our responsibilities.
It is a tale that depicts true life and the sorrow of dreams not coming true. It is a tale of teenage love. Almost every movie we watch ends with and they lived happily ever after. But, life is not such. Life is when you have to choose between what your heart desires and where your responsibilities lie. And this is the reason why heart break.
About The Author
Shrenik Mutha â€“ reader, writer, aspiring scientist and an arts fanatic who comes nowhere near being a good painter or a singer â€“ likes to read everything from romance to sci-fi. His mind connects to the sciences and his heart relates to literature. Born and brought up in the ever-growing city Pune, Maharashtra, Shrenik believes that the best way of expressing emotions is not through words, but eyes.
Broken Hearts is his debut novel and he hopes to continue writing stuff that has inspired him to think that not all dreams come true. His favourite books being I Too Had a Love Story and The Grand Design, Shrenik considers Ravinder Singh and Stephen Hawkings as his idols. I would be lying if I said that I wrote this story to become an author when in reality; I became an author so that I could share this story. By the way, a part of the profit of the book will be donated to charity for the less privileged. â€“ Shrenik Mutha
About the Chief Guest:
RANDHIR KHARE grew up in a politically and culturally turbulent Calcutta where his poetry began appearing in magazines and literary journals. Over the years, his poetry has been presented at readings across the country, in Bulgaria, (the former) Czechoslovakia, England, during lecture presentations on India, exhibition openings and arts festivals in Dublin and rural Ireland, adapted for national and international contemporary puppet theatre performances, used extensively in creative and educational workshops in Ireland and India, set to music, used by the Victoria and Albert Museum for their exhibition on Nehru and the Making of Modern India and has inspired the works of painters, illustrators, photographers, educationists and multi-media producers.
Most recently he has performed his poetry with a jazz band at the international writerâ€™s festival in Indonesia, an Iranian santoor player, a tabla player and with the Chamber Singers â€“ a choir based in Pune. His poems have been set to music by A.R.Rahman.
The poetâ€™s drawings have been exhibited in Pune and Mumbai and have appeared in a number of his books.
He has published twenty volumes of poetry, short fiction, travel, a futuristic fable and a novel and is the recipient of Pegasus â€“ the Union of Bulgarian Writersâ€™ Gold Medal for Poetry and the Sanskriti Award for Creative Writing in India among other awards.
Randhir Khare has been Professor of Literature at Nowrosjee Wadia College in Pune and presently teaches in Poona College. He continues to work extensively on the cultural documentation of traditional and marginal communities in the country. He is the Executive Editor of Heritage India an
About the Publishers:
Leadstart Publishing is a leading publishing house from India. It is both creative and progressive in its vision and publishing focii. The Leadstart Lists feature distinguished authors and writing from across the globe. Today, Leadstart Publishing has 10 brands and publishes over 200 titles a year, with imprints and products in all major book categories.
Leadstart is also Indiaâ€™s largest book distribution network, with a retail distribution spread of over 100 cities, almost four times the size of its closest competitor. Leadstart Publishing has been termed â€˜the fastest-growing book publishing company in India today,â€™ by The Week magazine.
Our authors, editorial teams, and books, have won accolades and critical praise for their work at both national and international levels. Several of the Leadstart authors have won major literary prizes, from the Man Asia Literary Award, Vodafone Crossword Awards, Sahitya Akademi Award, to State literary awards and the Jnanpith Award.
Beyond conventional publishing, Leadstart also runs a literary agency to foster fresh talent and provide an avenue for writers to garner value for their creative work. Leadstart Publishing is a preferred content vendor for several production houses which use content created by its authors, for filming.
The companyâ€™s portfolio covers a wide range of genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Children, Business, Management, Finance, World Affairs, Politics, History, Self-Help & Empowerment, Health & Fitness, Spirituality & Religion, Philosophy, Cookery, Reference, Biography, Travel, Poetry, Activities, Hobbies, Crafts & Sports.
Leadstart has offices in India and the US and operates around the world in association with global partners."
Landmark commenced its operations in 1987 with its first store in Chennai with a floor space of 5500 sq. ft. Landmark currently has 16 stores, ranging in size from 12,000 sq. ft. to 45,000 sq. ft. Landmark has 4 stores in Chennai, 2 in Bangalore, 2 in Hyderabad, 2 Mumbai and 1 each Vadodara, Gurgaon, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow & Navi Mumbai.
In addition Landmark has 8 hotel book stores in leading hotels, 1 IT Park store, 5 airport stores at the Hyderabad Airport and 1 airport store at the domestic terminal 1B at the Mumbai Airport.
Landmark is the largest book and music retail chain in India with turnover in excess of Rs 200 croreâ€™s and is arguably the only long-tail range based book and music retailer in India. www.landmarkonthenet.com is the online ecommerce site with over 2 million titles in books and a large number of titles in music and movies.
Until 1996, Landmark was focused on books, stationery, greeting cards and then added music to its product portfolio and also started the trend of stocking curios, toys, movies, gaming, Technology products and other gift items. Category killers in all focus categories- Landmark's USP is the range and depth of its stocks.
Attend the Book Launch: Venue: Landmark Limited,S.G.S. Mall,Shop No.1, Gorund floor,231, Moledina Road,Camp,Pune-01.Ph:020-4006 8888/89/90